State Department remains concerned about Turkey’s proxy fighters in northern Syria

State Department remains concerned about credible reports of human rights abuses by Turkish-backed fighters in parts of northeastern Syria seized during military operations against state-allied Kurdish fighters United, according to a new report from the Inspector General. The State Department has received reports of “arbitrary detentions, extrajudicial killings, seizure and …

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How safe is Turkey to visit in 2020?

Intensifying tensions in the Middle East mean that British tourists to Turkey could face an increased risk of terrorist attacks, the British government has warned. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised travelers to Turkey to stay away from festivals and “stay vigilant” amid fears that Westerners may …

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New Armenian Patriarch inducted in Istanbul

ISTANBUL – Demirören press agency Armenian Patriarch Sahak II, center, surrounded by priests, delivers his speech during his enthronement ceremony in Istanbul on Saturday January 11. (AP Photo) Sahak MaÅŸalyan (Mashalian), the 85th Patriarch of the Armenians of Turkey, was enthroned as Sahak II in a ceremony held at the …

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Turkish parliament bans use of term ‘Armenian genocide’ – Asbarez.com

A general view of the Turkish Parliament ANKARA — As part of a package aimed at changing the Turkish parliament’s internal rules of procedure, the legislature’s constitutional committee on Thursday approved a provision banning the use of the word “Armenian genocide” in the legislature. The terms “Kurdistan” and “Kurdish regions” …

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